Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (second, right) speaks at the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) on July 7 (Photo: VNA)

ADSOM+ promotes cooperation in response to COVID-19

The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence hosted an ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) via video conference on July 7, aiming to promote practical defence cooperation between ASEAN member nations and partner countries to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other non-traditional security challenges.

DK1/12 rig is located on the southern continental shelf of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

US expert condemns China’s violations in Vietnam’s EEZ

China’s deployment of survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi-8 to Tu Chinh reef (Vanguard Bank) in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has violated international law, Associate Prof. Ryan Martinson of the US Naval War College said in an article recently published on the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s m.newsprime.co.kr website.
A Vietnam Coast Guard ship is on mission around the DK1/15 oil rig. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam demands China to withdraw ships from its territorial waters

Vietnam resolutely opposes Chinese survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8’s continued serious violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty right and jurisdiction in territorial waters as defined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Vietnamese coast guards perform duties in Truong Sa Lon Island of the country's Truong Sa archipelago (Photo: VNA)

Australian expert stresses need for objection to UNCLOS violations

Members of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) must adhere to this convention and object to violations of the document, an Australian expert has said while talking about China’s ongoing infringement upon Vietnam’s waters.